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The Three Trials of William Hone

  • Abney Park Trust 217 Stoke Newington High Street London, N16 0LH United Kingdom (map)

On 18th, 19th & 20th of December 1817, William Hone, antiquarian, bookseller and journalist was tried for Blasphemous Libel at the London Guildhall. This had been the site for famous treason trials and the charges were a cloak for political repression and an attack on the freedom of the Press. Defying the instructions of the Lord Chief Justice, the Juries acquitted  Hone each day.
Come to his grave side (Charles Dickens attended the funeral) and hear this amazing story which has caught the attention of Ian Hislop and campaigners over the last 200 years. This tour is led by Alan Gartrell.

Earlier Event: 17 November
Military Abney: The War Graves